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Our guiding principles inform our grant selection process. Projects that inspire us embody one or more of these principles with the promise of creating a sustainable impact.


Guiding Principles

The Walters Family Foundation supports Michigan-based initiatives that advance our mission in the following ways:



Empowering Individuals

Helping people to learn, grow and achieve their full potential.

Innovative Approaches

Confronting complex problems in original and unexpected ways.


Supporting accountable, experienced grant stewards who have clear organizational goals and objectives.


Investing collaboratively to initiate and complete pioneering projects.

Lasting Impact

Championing high-impact programs that ensure sustainable results.